The Polish model is the third stew on M/Y Thalassa this season, and though the ranking is the most entry-level, Magda has continuously had difficulty with the position, routinely leaving the laundry room a hot mess, going to bed instead of cleaning up after charter guests during night shifts, spending the bulk of her waking hours yelling at her boyfriend over text, and accidentally flushing her serving gloves down the toilet not once but twice, resulting in plumbing nightmares on the yacht.
"I don't blame Magda," chief stew Aesha Scott, who shares a room with Ziomek, said in a confessional after Magda loudly took a 2am call with her boyfriend while Aesha was trying to rest. "I feel sorry for her."
Scott checked in on her roomie the next morning, asking about her relationship and revealing some details of her own romance, which Ziomek did not appreciate.
"Super glad that you have your best relationship, but you don't have to make me feel that I'm doing something wrong and my relationship is not as good as yours," Magda said in a talking head. "I feel like she's judging me a lot."
Tension built between the third stew and her boss throughout the episode, with Scott having to correct a coffee order Magda was messing up.
"The couple first charters, even if I've done a mistake, she was never pointing it out as much as now," Magda said in a confessional. "On my previous boat I was also dealing with judgmental girls, like so many stereotypes about models from Eastern Europe. It doesn't mean I'm stupid, it doesn't mean I'm lazy and don't know how to do things."
Ziomek did little to prove that throughout the episode, however, and Captain Jason Chambers started to notice.
"Once again, laundry is a mess," the captain told Scott. "I would knock her on the head."
"What the f*ck is Magda doing at nighttime?" Aesha exclaimed during a confessional. "These are just basic things that should be done before she clocks off."
Although Aesha did say she was "trying to figure out a way to correct her without making her feel like a piece of sh*t," the captain had another idea in mind: Magda was given the not-so-coveted disco helmet, a sparkly piece of headwear that Captain Jason awards the crew member who needs the most improvement that week.
And judging by that mid-season trailer, things are going to get worse before they get better.
Fans react to Magda, Below Deck Down Under stew:
Below Deck Down Under viewers had little patience for the "practically useless" third stew.
#BelowDeckDownUnder #BelowDeck Magda, you’re bad at your job. Literally leaving work not done over night. Dicking around on your phone while you should be working. But somehow Aesha is the problem? C’mon…April 22, 2022
#BelowDeckDownUnder Magda - you literally went to bed with a mess all around. Don't sass AeshaApril 22, 2022
That’s because you should have learned how to do things by now. That’s why she is pointing things out more. You aren’t learning!!!! #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 22, 2022
Magda: she is pointing out all my faults and no one else’s, but I’m perfect so I’m confused 🥴Everyone else: #BelowDeckDownUnder pic.twitter.com/uxI3aulOApApril 22, 2022
Why is Magda cleaning toilets with white serving gloves? What doesn’t she understand? #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 22, 2022
#BelowDeckDownUnder Magda, she's just giving you some advice. Shut upApril 22, 2022
Ryan and Magda trashing Aesha is laughable. Magda is spending all her time complaining and whining about her bf and Ryans level of cooking skills is like HS cooking class. #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
Yes, Magda, you’re lazy. Put your phone away at work. Period. And you are not a model. You’re a yacht stew who has done some modeling in the past. #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
The only person Magda needs to be texting is a new chef #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
Magda she's calling you out because she's tired of you making the same mistakes... #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
Magda & Ryan need to go, now #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
Magda wouldnt survive hannah or kate. #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
I absolutely love Aesha! She is such a sweetheart and seeing the way Ryan and Magda talk about her is disheartening. #TeamAesha #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
I’m so happy Aesha pointed out that Tumi is so awesome. I wish Magda could take the criticism that has been so graciously given to her. This season is addictive! #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
Nah Magda you are lazy. #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
Magda 🙇🏼♀️ Aesha doesn’t have a problem with you, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!! #BelowDeckDownUnderApril 21, 2022
Below Deck Down Under premiered Thursday, March 17 on Peacock for US audiences, with three episodes. The remaining episodes air every following Thursday. The series will also be available on Hayu for fans in the UK.
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Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.